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FlightRisk
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Not that this will be the end of the discussion, but here is my final opinion (for now Smile )

1. Probably the "best" software out there as it is designed for magicians is "The Magic Database" by HEH Software www.edhasmagic.com. It even tracks your routines in addition to tricks, books, gaffs, etc.

2. My spreadsheet is maybe the easiest solution and allows for sorting, searching, grouping and even finding which trick has what gaff. It acts as a sort of "manufacturing inventory" where you have an effect, but that effect may have several components. So you if you need an expanded kennedy ], you can find that it is in your custom hopping half set. You can customize it easily to suit your needs.

3. Use a mobile app (preferably one with a desktop or web version that allows syncing). I am really impressed with "Memento". There is also "Sortly", "Evernote" and "MyStuff2 Pro" for Apple. Search "store collections" or "home inventory" in your app store. These apps organize text, checklists, images, finger/styles drawings, barcode scans and more. While you are at it, take a look at Google Keep and Zoho Notebook Smile

4. If you understand how to create tables and want a true relational database (Create a table for authors and another for books and lecture notes and they link together efficiently) then an app like "Airtable" is very powerful.

Don't forget to share what you settle on!
James Holmes
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I have created a window software program to inventory your magic collection. You can check it out at www.MagicCollectionSoftware.com
Any questions let me know... JIM
Author - Fantasio Cane & Candle Book No. 4
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James Holmes, bravo. What programming tool did you use to build gui and what database is everything stored in.
James Holmes
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It is a propriety builder that interfaces with applications built with DevExpress..
Author - Fantasio Cane & Candle Book No. 4
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I had been using magic collection pro. I loved it but it was recently updated and now I would not recommend this to anyone. The add screen is cumbersome and originally you could change the magic screen part so that only what you wanted to show up would do so. Now every time the screen opens it reverts to a cumbersome looking screen and not at all practical. I went back to my old method of an excell spreadsheet. Emails to the developer get no response. Don't waste your money on this.

Ron
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Ron,

I have not sent out any updates for the software recently? So, I am not sure what you mean "Recently Updated". I will be happy to help you in resolving your issue through our support email. I have only received the email you sent today 2/4/2020 and I have already sent you a reply. Please don't jump to conclusions and post in the forum. I normally respond to emails within 24 hours if not sooner. Check your email.

Thanks,
JIM

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On Feb 4, 2020, mrmagic0 wrote:
I had been using magic collection pro. I loved it but it was recently updated and now I would not recommend this to anyone. The add screen is cumbersome and originally you could change the magic screen part so that only what you wanted to show up would do so. Now every time the screen opens it reverts to a cumbersome looking screen and not at all practical. I went back to my old method of an excell spreadsheet. Emails to the developer get no response. Don't waste your money on this.

Ron
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Inventor - One Handed Vanishing Cane to Silk
Developer - Magic Collection Software
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He never took care of my problem. I see he is still selling this. He has ignored my emails and has never helped me.

Ron
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Well I was enjoying having a read through this thread with interest and hadbsomenideas of my own. Namely, I used to make great use of db cataloguing software for my software and then comicbook collection years back and the brand was collectorz.com. Looks like they are still going and it probably would be very easy to adapt and create categories etc to make it usable with Magic props, cards, etc just by taking one of the other versions, like I mentioned already the comic book, software, they also have magazine or movie versions so some might adapt easier than others.
Anyway, this thread kind of ended like as if I had been enjoying a trip on a beautiful vintage bus through the oldest parts of London, imagining life throuh rose-tinted spectacles as you do in such a situation then before I was even aware of what was happening, that bus turned a corner where the driver suddenly swerved out of the way of an old horse pulling a carriage(how apt) and smack(!) hit an old lady.
Ouch.

He should've simply hit the horse.
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"You cannot BUY a TRICK.
TRICKS, somewhat like music, only exist while they are being PERFORMED.
An EFFECT cannot be BOUGHT either. An EFFECT is what the spectator perceives.
You need to read FITZKEE. --There are only nineteen EFFECTS"
- Dick Oslund, 2019.
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